The Alleged Sub-Saharan African Origin of the Greeks?
A Systematic Review of Genetic Research and Historical Documents Dispels Arnaiz-Villena’s Theory
Five studies from Arnaiz-Villena claim that Greeks are genetically related more to Sub-Saharan (Ethiopian and western African) people than Mediterranean. Is there robust evidence for this theory?
We have examined the scientific evidence and the answer is: definitely not. This misconception is due to Arnaiz-Villena's faulty methodology. Highlights from Arnaiz-Villena's various studies include:
- The Japanese appear to cluster with Sub-Saharans.
- The Japanese appear to cluster with Africans and Italians.
- The Greeks, San (Bushmen) and Japanese are grouped together.
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From Arnaiz-Villena et al. (2001c), figure 4. Correspondence analysis showing the Greeks, San (African Bushmen) and Japanese grouped together.
Arnaiz-Villena's work has been criticized and rejected by the scientific community.
Read the full article: Genetics Studies in the Greek Population vs Pseudoscience.